LBS – Current Status and Future Opportunities

Date: 21st of September 2009, at 17:00-20:00 hours
Place: Minc, Anckargripsgatan 3, Malmö

MobileMonday Malmö, Copenhagen and Oslo welcome you to the first co-organized Scandinavia MobileMonday event at MobileMonday Malmö on the 21st of September.

We will be featuring speakers from US and Asia that will present the current status and future opportunities of LBS in their markets and what’s going on in emerging markets like Africa. During the event you will also have the chance to network with other MobileMonday’s members.

Programme

State of LBS in the US - Kate Imbach, MobileMonday US & Skyhook Wireless

LBS in Africa and emerging Asian markets - Dr. Madanmohan Rao, Director Research, MobileMonday Oy

Challenges and experiences from deploying a LBS platform for real time public transport information - Bent Flyen, Advisor, Trafikanten

Five minutes LBS demos - Agressive Development, Do-Fi and Euman present their solutions and new cases

The Future of LBS  - Panel Discussion with:
Kate Imbach MobileMonday US & Skyhook Wireless,
Dr. Madanmohan Rao, Director Research, MobileMonday Oy,
Bent Flyen, Advisor, Trafikanten,
Tommy Ahler, CEO,Wayfinder,
Christian Hage, Director and founder, Euman

Sign up

Register to the MobileMonday event on the 21st of September. Follow the instructions on the page! Please register before the 18th of September. If you have any questions, please contact Hanna Ståhl at hanna@frontal.dk or +45 33 31 00 12.

Meet the members

After your registration you will get an invitation to join the Hoist Community where you before and after the event can discuss topics with other members.

More about the speakers

Kate Imbach is the co-founder and organizer of MoMo Boston and she also organizes the MoMo Silicon Valley activities these days. She is the Director of Marketing and Developer Programs at Skyhook Wireless.  Kate has previously worked at VeriSign and has a Masters in Public Administration from Sawyer School of Management

Dr. Madanmohan Rao is the Director of Research at MobileMonday Oy and has recently been heading the Africa research project. It has now been granted support from the World Bank to an 18 month program to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in the African continent.  Madan is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit, and has given talks and lectures in about 50 countries around the world.

Bent Flyen was one of the developers pioneering widget development at Opera Software in early 2000. He now heads the mobile development at Trafikanten - The Norwegian Public Transport Information Agency. There he works on complex software deliveries, with processes spanning several locations and time zones, delivering real time information on mobile phones and to distributed locations.

Tommy Ahlers is a Danish serial entrepreneur best known for the social networking and mobile backup site ZYB, launched in 2005 and sold to Vodafone Europe BV for nearly $50m in May 2008. Before founding ZYB, where he has held the position of CEO since the company’s inception, Ahlers spent six years in strategy and management, partly in the mobile industry. Tommy is now working for Vodafone as Head of Location Based Services and is CEO of Wayfinder in Sweden, also recently acquired by Vodafone.

Christian Hage is the founder and Director of Euman A/S, a software company working with data management for time and location based services within security, fleet management, workforce management, wellness and digital experience. Before founding Euman, Christian worked for more than ten years as a consultant helping companies become more efficient by using cutting edge IT technology.

Thanks to our event sponsor Skyhook Wireless

skyhook

Skyhook Wireless is a Boston-based company that has developed a technology for determining geographical location using Wi-Fi as the underlying reference system and offers a SDK which allows developers to create location-enabled applications. This uses Skyhook’s software-only Wi-Fi Positioning System on the platform of their choice.

MobileMonday Scandinavian sponsors

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Smartphones Telecom offers complete mobility solutions within the Business to Business markets in Scandinavia - in collaboration with its network of distributors and partners they develop and deploy innovative products that makes the mobile phone into a more efficient and useful business tool.

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Mobile Nordic‘s mission is to simplify mobile consumer’s daily life by delivering useful and valuable application based services and was recently awarded the Top Innovators Award (EMEA) as Best innovative Consumer application at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Posted on September 8th, 2009